We are excited to share that Voices for Healthy Kids recently reopened their grants. The goal of the grant opportunities is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children.
Voices for Healthy Kids is focusing efforts in schools, community, early care and education and out-of-school time. All grants awarded within these opportunities will be 100% non-lobbying funding. Applications should support one Voices for Healthy Kids Policy Lever and be submitted by the deadline of September 6, 2017 - 5 PM PST. The TWO open grant opportunities are:
Open RFA Opportunity
Strategic Campaign Funds Open RFA opportunity aims to fund strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on helping kids grow up at a healthy weight through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns. Applications must be specific to an individual campaign for public policy change in one state, local or tribal geographic location. Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating grants up to $125,000 per award for a period of up to one year with potential renewal. Open RFA applicants may also include in their application, campaign plan and budget (up to $125,000) an Incubator Subgrantee. The goal of including an Incubator Subgrantee is to engage partners and strategies in your campaign that will further the policy efforts, particularly by empowered engagement of priority populations most impacted by childhood obesity.
Voices for Healthy Kids has made a commitment to ensure that we reach those populations most adversely that are in greatest need for helping all children achieve a healthy weight and has integrated a broad-based health equity approach throughout the design of our initiative. The Strategic Campaign Fund Incubator opportunity aims to support innovative advocacy approaches that align with Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Incubator opportunities should identify additional partners and strategies through the empowered engagement of populations that are in the greatest need for helping all children achieve a healthy weight. Voices for Healthy Kids is allocating $30,000 funding per award for a period of up to one year.
Voices for Healthy Kids does not fund:
• curricula Development
• policy implementation
• operations of physical activity, nutrition or similar participant based program capital expenditures
• academic research or other non-advocacy purposes
If you are interested in applying for either of the Voices’ grants, please contact Tiereny Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.347.2030 ext 123 for application tips and possible coalition members!